Microsoft 365

Deliver a faster and more secure user experience with Microsoft and Cloudflare

Area 1 Security deploys and integrates in minutes with Office 365 to seal its protection profile with a preemptive, comprehensive, and accountable defense from socially engineered phish. The anti-phishing capabilities of Area 1 Security fit tightly with the email security features included in Office 365, including anti-spam, DLP, encryption, and archive to provide total, seamless email security against phishing attacks.

Cloudflare has also become a certified partner in the Microsoft Networking Partner Program (NPP) for Microsoft 365. Microsoft has designed this program to offer customers a select set of partners whose deployment practices and guidance are aligned with Microsoft’s networking recommendations for Microsoft 365 to provide users a fast and secure user experience.

Integrated Cloud Email Security

Cloudflare Area 1 proactively crawls the web to discover phishing campaigns and uses that early insight, plus contextual email analysis techniques, to protect employee inboxes from phishing attacks — before damage can occur. Deploy Cloudflare Area 1 in just minutes for a best-of-breed, defense-in-depth anti-phishing security layer for your Microsoft 365 email users.

Benefits

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Reduce risk of breach

Lower the cyber risk from your organization’s #1 threat vector — email.

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Save time on incident response

Built-in phishing response reduces the time spent investigating and remediating suspicious email incidents.

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Peace of mind

Keep end users productive and confident that inboxes are free of the most sophisticated campaigns, such as malware-less BEC and supply chain email attacks.

Cloudflare One simplifies administration, improves control, and increases visibility

Keeping up with Microsoft’s continuous IP and URL changes can be daunting, and missing an update can adversely impact the user experience. Cloudflare One simplifies administration by making Office 365 as easy as a 1-click checkbox.

Cloudflare peers with Microsoft in major data centers

Delivering extremely fast connection times between the user and Office 365 applications, Cloudflare’s network spans across 275+ cities and peers with Microsoft around the world with 7 private interconnects and 113 Internet exchanges with private/public peering.

Benefits

Identify and differentiate Office 365 traffic

One-click configuration automatically optimizes your Office 365 traffic without administration effort.

Route your Office 365 traffic directly via the Microsoft network

Sending directly via the Microsoft network helps deliver through the fastest path.

Bypass inspection proxies

Cloudflare One enables you to bypass your security appliances per Microsoft’s recommendation, while still securing the rest of your Internet traffic.

If you're interested in learning more about our partner integrations with Microsoft, please get in touch.

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How to replace your email gateway with Cloudflare Area 1

Learn how the Cloudflare Area 1 Horizon anti-phishing service complements Microsoft 365’s security features.

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Deploying Cloudflare Area 1

Learn about customers’ different deployment architectures for Cloudflare Area 1.

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Microsoft + Area 1 Email Security Documentation

Learn how Cloudflare Area 1 integrates with Microsoft 365 to detect and block targeted phishing attacks.

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Cloudflare announces participation in Microsoft's NPP

Read about how Cloudflare One helps optimize user connectivity to Microsoft 365 with the Networking Partner Program (NPP).

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Microsoft 365 Networking Partners

Learn more about how Microsoft’s networking partner program helps customers achieve end-to-end connectivity through the most optimized route possible.

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Cloudflare NPP Landing Page

Discover how Cloudflare One is designed to work with Microsoft Office 365 through aligned connectivity guidance and deployment practices.

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Cloudflare and Microsoft NPP Partner Brief

Learn how Cloudflare Zero Trust supports Microsoft’s connectivity guidance to deliver a faster, more secure user experience.

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Cloudflare Joins Microsoft 365 Networking Partner Program

Find out how NPP deepens the relationship between Cloudflare and Microsoft in the Zero Trust market.

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Managing Clouds - Cloudflare CASB and our not so secret plan for what’s next

Learn about how Cloudflare's CASB integration with Microsoft 365 enables organizations to grant permissions and connect SaaS applications (via API) to CASB for security scanning and management.

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Announcing Gateway + CASB

Learn how Cloudflare's API-driven Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) integrates with Microsoft 365 to help IT and security teams see what applications and services their users are logging into and how company data is being shared.

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